Dacres Wood Nature Reserve occupies 2.5 hectares in LB Lewisham, to the east of the main railway line between Forest Hill and Sydenham stations. It was formerly part of a large Victorian garden, and includes an important remnant of the Croydon Canal, closed in 18. There is a diverse invertebrate fauna, including several species of particular note and a number of useful invertebrate habitats. The site’s close abutment to a railway line makes possible potential colonisation and the spread of many species up this ‘green corridor’.
We are a group of local volunteered committed to supporting LB Lewisham’s management of this surprising nature reserve. Below you will find a number of ways in which you can get involved from volunteering to visiting the site to being part of the Friends group or just showing report.
Dacres Wood Field Centre is available to hire for children’s birthday parties. All our birthday hires are facilitated events run by Ema Felix who runs the Secret Adventures and Little Explorers club. If you need more information and are interested please would you contact Ema directly. Looking for something different for a birthday party? Why…
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we have to cancel the open day on Saturday 25th September. We hope to be open again on Saturday 30th October. Apologies for those who were hoping to come.